I am honored to be running in my first Boston Marathon on behalf of The Durkin Foundation. The values and mission of this organization hit very close to home. My family and I have been providing around the clock care for both my father and grandmother for a number of years . My goal is to raise $7,500 for the Foundation to go towards programs such as music therapy and yoga at D’Youville Senior Care Center for their Alzheimer’s unit. I plan to train and fundraise hard these next few months in order to meet my goals both personally and for The Durkin Foundation.
We are excited to take part in the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon. The outpour of support that was given to our organization last year exceeded our expectations and we proudly distributed funds to the first recipients of The Durkin Foundation. It is because of our incredibly generous contributors that we can do what we do. The Boston Marathon has “Heartbreak Hills” in many forms and knowing that we are making an impact on these incredible families, will give the team and I the fuel to make the trip from Hopkinton to Boylston.
The Durkin Foundation is an organization whose mission holds near and dear to my family’s heart. Growing up with a brother who has Autism and a father who served in our nation’s Air Force, I have seen first-hand how the Durkin Foundation could make a positive impact on these families. My goal is to raise $7,500 in honor of my brother, Buddy and father, Tom who served our country. As this is my third Boston Marathon, it will be quite humbling to not only represent a great organization, but also two of the most important men in my life.